Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa
Topics Marines in World War II Commemorative Series
, United States. -- Marine Corps -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
, World War, 1939-1945
, World War II
, US Marines
, Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943
, United States. Marine Corps
Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa. Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret). 52 pp.
Publisher Washington, D.C. : History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps : [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor]
Collection wwIIarchive; additional_collections
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"THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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Includes bibliographical references (p.  of cover)
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August 11, 2016
Tarawa-The First and Almost the Worst
This is a shorter account of the Marines at Tarawa. I would highly recommend reading the longer monograph on the fight, and also if possible Robert Sherrod's account as well, as he landed early on the first day, and did not expect to survive.